Tara Dorabji likes to be known as “a Desi writer, arts educator, mother, and radio journalist.” She hosts a prime time public affairs show on KPFA’s Pacifica radio. Her articles, rants, poems and stories are published in journals, blogs, magazines, … [Read the rest...] “The Law of Nature | Tara Dorabji”
Fiction & Stories
Fiction (Short Stories & Excerpts)
Fiction, Short Stories and Excerpts of Novels. Indian Literature and Fiction from India and the world over.
Fourteen years ago this day I sat next to you, your head on my shoulder, your disheveled long hair brushing my shirt softly, smelling of lavender. The sun was exceptionally bright that afternoon, flirting with the breaking shadows of white … [Read the rest...] “Once Upon A Time by Fariel Shafee”
[This story is completely a work of fiction.]
It is a June evening and Sun is setting down. The Goldenyellow sky above is getting murkier and the air is moist and humid. Kashmir is in full bloom and everything in … [Read the rest...] “The 127th grave! by Sheikh Saaliq”
Only a handful of people attended the funeral though the dead person belonged to the same village and known to everybody there.
He did not know anyone. He had expected at least a few familiar faces. There was none.
Deep, deep green beamed from the canopy of branches as the last remnant of morning fog danced through them. The rich smell of wet earth filled the air, soaked my clothes, my hair, everything with its fragrance. I looked through … [Read the rest...] “Traveling with Elephants by Sarah Payton”
Passengers travelling in the train develop intimacy within a short span of time without knowing much about each other. To cite a few examples, the young man did not hesitate to get down when the train arrived at a … [Read the rest...] “Behind the Screen by Sahadev Sahoo”
‘Hey you, just wait a little…
‘You have no time?
‘You don’t have time to spend with the mad.
‘Yes, without doubts, you are right. But I must share my thoughts with you. If you try to run away, … [Read the rest...] “A Post Modern Short Story by Bhaskar Thakuria”
Nostalgia swelled as I entered the school. I ran my fingers along the rails of the rusting iron gates as I crossed them. Thirteen years ago, the very sight of these gates would fill my stomach with butterflies every morning; … [Read the rest...] “Mr. Devil | Anton Dsilva”